Elk NetworkFour Depart, Four Join RMEF Board of Directors

News Releases | March 26, 2020

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation expresses sincere appreciation for four stalwarts who recently completed honorable service on its board of directors and welcomes four new members taking their place.

“Philip Barrett, Mike Baugh, Bill Madison and Don Moss served RMEF, its members and volunteers in exemplary fashion,” said Fred Lekse, board chair. “We thank them for sharing their time, talents, devotion and service.”

Each of the four served two-three year terms beginning in 2014 and Barrett served as board chair in 2017 and 2018.

Donna McDonald, Dennis Radocha (past board representative), Tom Robinson and Dave Stephens are the board’s newest members.

“Donna, Denny, Tom and Dave come from different walks of life and different parts of the country but each has a wide range of real life experience that will strengthen the board. Each has a strong desire to serve and each is dedicated to our mission,” added Lekse.

The RMEF Board of Directors is comprised of 17 members from 12 different states. Its task is to establish high-level strategy and policy. Volunteer committees provide oversight for land transactions and finances.

New RMEF board member bios:

Donna McDonald – Alder, Montana

  • President & shareholder, Upper Canyon Outfitters, Inc.
  • Co-owner Tate Ranch
  • RMEF Partner in Conservation
  • Former RMEF board committee member

Tom Robinson – Salisbury, North Carolina

  • Retired senior vice president, Food Lion
  • Former CEO, Harveys Supermarket
  • RMEF Life Member, Habitat Council
  • Former RMEF board committee member

Dave Stephens – Nehalem, Oregon

  • President/owner, Manzanita Lumber Company
  • Retired BLM Alaska smokejumper
  • RMEF Life Member, Habitat Council
  • Former RMEF board committee member, Tillamook County Chapter chair

Dennis Radocha – Boise, Idaho (past board representative)

  • Attorney
  • Former associate general counsel at Boise Cascade Corporation, OfficeMax, Office Depot & U.S. Air Force veteran, former police officer
  • RMEF Life Member, Habitat Council, Mountain Home Chapter co-chair
  • Former board member & volunteer state chair

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded more than 35 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of nearly 235,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 8 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.